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The operation marks the latest phase of an offensive launched by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) paramilitary forces in parallel to the main assault on Mosul begun six months ago. More recently, the site was used in the opening scene of the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist. Much of the site was reduced to rubble, with shattered statues and a ziggurat reduced to a fraction of its size.
  • President says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

    President says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

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    The reports were followed by a sharp drop in the value of the Mexican peso against the USA dollar. The dispute played out in media reports Wednesday, with several outlets saying that Trump would take the most dramatic step available to him - issuing an order declaring his intention to withdraw from the treaty.
  • Tottenham trims Chelsea's lead to 4 points by beating Palace

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    Tottenham have finally taken the lead against a stubborn Crystal Palace side. But given their run-in, they can effectively seal the deal this weekend. "It is the last at White Hart Lane, it will be very special for our fans, for everyone, I think it will be very exciting". "I thought in the first half we took the game to Tottenham , which is not easy, and of course the lack of recovery time from Sunday to tonight told in the end", Allardyce said.
  • Obama to Focus Post-White House Work on Engaging Young People

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    The former President said he considered working on numerous issues after leaving office, but chose to invest in the leadership of the next generation. Barack Obama is only 55, his political afterlife has the great perspectives, and since his leaving the White House on 20 January there were a lot speculations.
  • Kim Jong-un observes artillery drills

    Kim Jong-un observes artillery drills

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    Left unsaid by Graham was that a war today could be disastrous for USA allies Japan and South Korea. However the move has angered China, which is concerned the system's powerful radar can penetrate its territory and undermine its security. A senior Republican senator says he emerged from a dinner meeting with Donald Trump confident the president will not allow North Korea to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.
  • Arkansas Carries Out First Double Execution in Two Decades

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    Like Williams, his appeal is pending in the Eighth Circuit after a judge denied his request for a stay in his challenge of the clemency process. Arkansas still has one man awaiting execution before the deadline of the drug expiration. He was also accused of abducting and raping two other women earlier. Williams admitted responsibility to the state Parole Board last month, saying: "I wish I could take it back, but I can't".
  • Most Americans say Trump hasn't kept campaign promises

    Most Americans say Trump hasn't kept campaign promises

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    The executive order immediately ended a moratorium on new leases for coal mining on federal land and initiated a formal review of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. Given that almost half the year is over and progress has been slow, getting comprehensive reform done in 2017 is virtually impossible. He kept the pledge for White House officials but does not have the authority to tell Congress what to do - so again, a partially kept, but originally overbroad promise.
  • ISIS Hits Muslims in Mosul with Chemical Attack

    ISIS Hits Muslims in Mosul with Chemical Attack

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    Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition supporting them "are nearing the end of the operation to recapture Mosul", said Patrick Martin, Iraq analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. The offensive is part of a wider campaign launched last October to retake the entire city, which Daesh overran in mid-2014. Death cult ISIS has resorted to cutting off the ears of terrified jihadis trying to flee the deadly killing zone of Mosul.
  • Paris attack overshadows election

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    He said more than 50,000 police and gendarmes and 7,000 soldiers would be on duty for Sunday's first-round vote in the two-stage election, and nothing could be allowed to "hamper this democratic moment". Polls suggest that voters have been influenced more by France's sluggish economy and sky-high unemployment than terror fears but analysts have always stressed that this could change in the event of bloodshed.